When you’re cooking in a tiny kitchen (or don’t have a kitchen at all), multitasking kitchen tools are the best thing ever. We’ve rounded up ten smart kitchen and dining goods that let you multitask like a pro.
1. The Ooma Bowl
This nifty bowl is separated into two compartments to keep your chips, veggies and dip separate plus it’s perfectly shaped so you can hold it with one hand, no table necessary!
2. Fork and Knife Chopsticks
The fork and knife chopsticks actually do triple-duty. Use just the fork and knife, or snap ’em together to make easy-to-use chopsticks if you can’t handle the real deal. (Just please don’t bring them to a Chinese restaurant, or we might judge you.)
3. Face Mug
Milk and cookies, anyone? This clever mug has a compartment at the bottom perfect for storing a cookie or two (if only we ever stopped after two.)
4. Sink Cutting Board/Strainer
Perfect for small spaces, this contraption lets you chop your veggies and rinse them over the sink in one go without taking up that extra counter space you don’t have.
5. The Bar10der
Be the life of the party with this Swiss army knife-style bartending tool: it’s a ten-piece powerhouse that includes a knife, jigger for measuring shots, zester, bottle opener, corkscrew and more. It also fits conveniently in your pocket.
6. 2-in-1 Measuring Jug
This is the only measuring container you will ever need—two separate compartments let you measure either teaspoons or cups. No more trying to locate that half teaspoon in your messy kitchen drawers.
7. The Shot Flask
BYOB with this genius flask that comes with a built-in expandable shot glass. Need we say any more?
$37 for 2, fab.com
8. Box Grater with Measuring Cup
If you’ve ever been annoyed at having to transfer your grated veggies or cheese to a measuring cup, only to find you’re still a quarter cup under what you actually need, this box grater is for you. The slices drop into the attached measuring cup for easy measuring.
9. Measuring Cup Scale
This kitchen tool is basically four tools in one. Not only does it let you measure your ingredients by cup, but it also measures the temperature and weight of ingredients. And it’s a timer. All for $20? Not too shabby.
10. Salad Dressing Shaker
If you like to make your own salad dressings (much cheaper than buying!), this gadget is for you. It will mix, pour and store homemade salad dressings.